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How The Matzo Crumbles: Iconic Streit's Factory To Leave Manhattan

Thursday, April 02, 2015

It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.

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Megachurch Founder, Televangelist Robert Schuller Dies At 88

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The pastor who built his church from nothing in the 1960s also launched the Hour of Power broadcast a decade later. By 2010, however, the palatial Crystal Cathedral was forced into bankruptcy.

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The Takeaway

Praying The Weight Away in Evangelical Communities

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Evangelical communities suffer from high rates of premature death, obesity, and diabetes. But at least one pastor in Tennessee is aiming to use the church to improve community health.

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Indiana, Arkansas Amend 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The changes aim to prevent businesses from using new legislation to discriminate against LGBT customers.

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World's Muslim Population Will Surpass Christians This Century, Pew Says

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Islam is growing more rapidly than any other religion in the world, according to the Pew Research Center, which predicts that Islam will nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it.

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Morning Edition

What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous — it was a bipartisan love fest. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.

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Morning Edition

Southern Baptist Minister: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.

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Madison, Wis., Council Votes To Ban Discrimination Against Atheism

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In what's believed to be a first in the United States, the city's equal opportunities ordinance is amended "to add nonreligion as a protected class."

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The Takeaway

Battling For Civil Rights in Indiana and Arkansas

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is backtracking on the state's religious freedom law. Now, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson must decide whether to sign a similar bill in his state.

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Fresh Air

How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kevin Kruse's book looks at how industrialists in the '30s and '40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Monday, March 30, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

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The Takeaway

Boycott Indiana: The Backlash Against New 'Religious Freedom Law'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana under pressure after signing a bill last week that allows business to deny services based on religious faith.

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At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to "martyrs" killed for their faith.

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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

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All Things Considered

Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

Friday, March 27, 2015

The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.

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All Things Considered

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The filmmaker of Going Clear, which is critical of the church, says the documentary treats the dangers of "blind faith." Scientology officials have hit back with their own public relations effort.

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All Things Considered

'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang-raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.

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Morning Edition

Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Keith O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of St. Andrews in Scotland two years ago, will be stripped of his privileges but not his title, the Vatican says.

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